How Rachel Nguyen gets her beachy waves
The ultimate hair day starts with a swim in the ocean. This is the second-best thing.
Rachel Nguyen of That's Chic is a vlogger, beauty pro and California Girl at heart. Obviously, salty waves and a shining after-beach glow come naturally to her. A firm believer in organic beauty, she enhances her own waves and shine using H&M's range of conscious beauty products.
Starting with dry and clean hair, Rachel spritzes H&M Conscious Salt Water Spray in her hands and combs the spray through the ends of her hair using her fingers. She makes sure not to overload the roots with spray. To get control over fly-aways – and add some extra shine – she applies H&M Conscious All Over Balm where it's needed.
To achieve the ultimate summer beauty look, she applies H&M Conscious All Over Balm to the high points of her face; her cheekbones, her lips and her collarbones. To get in on the season's key beauty trend (dew, that is), she finishes her look by applying H&M's Dewlighter on the bridge of her nose and in the inner part of her eyes.
We caught up with Rachel on a rainy LA day.
I have naturally wavy hair, and salt water really adds definition. I love the way my beach hair looks.
HOW DOES THE PERFECT HAIR DAY START?
"It starts the day after having been in the ocean the whole day before. I have naturally wavy hair, and salt water really adds definition. I love the way my beach hair looks. If I'm not on the beach, I'll wake up and rub my fingers through my hair so it gets a little frizzy. Then I add salt water spray to the ends of my hair to create more definition."
WHAT'S YOUR BEST HAIR SECRET?
"To nourish it with good fatty oils. If I'm ever in a pinch, I just use any type of lotion."
WHY DO YOU PREFER CONSCIOUS BEAUTY PRODUCTS OVER CONVENTIONAL ONES?
"Our skin is our biggest organ and we have to take care of it. There are so many ingredients that we don't know enough about how to use. I always try to be mindful."
WHAT'S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
"That beauty starts from within your body, so to be observant with what you put in. If you feed your body well, it will treat you better. But also, if you mentally feel confident that's going to shine through. I've started eating cleaner – which isn't very hard in LA – and add different vitamins and supplements."
DIRECTOR: Nick Walker
DP: Jordan Ritz
MAKE UP: Karo Kangas
HAIR: Rachel Lee
STYLING: Trudy Nelson